Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting up the nerve

The deadline is coming up to get the doll quilt I made for DQS10 out the door and on its way.  I realized that I couldn’t put off quilting it any longer.  I have known how I want to quilt it but I’ve been nervous about actually doing it. 

IMG_1669

So tonight I pieced the back, found a piece of batting the right size, sandwiched my quilt, and got it all pinned.  Then I took a deep breath and went for it.

IMG_1670

I quilted it with gray thread which I think looks nice with all the colors.  I got the flow of it partway through.  The thing I love most is that it all blends and you can’t see that I wasn’t confident in the beginning. 

IMG_1672

I never did quilt my big version.  I wanted to do something very similar to this but I’ve kept putting it off not wanting to ruin it.  Quilting this little mini version made me realize that I can do it and should do it soon.

IMG_1673

I really like the back with the rainbow of colors across it. 

IMG_1676

It measures about 19”x22”.  I just need to bind it and collect a few goodies to send with it.  I really hope my partner likes it.  Fingers crossed!

9 comments:

Jodi said...

Well, if your partner doesn't like it you can give it to me, cuz I LOVE it! Great choice of quilting and great job!

Tina said...

Yay, it looks great! I finally got mine done. Finished the binding this morning. I really like how it turned out, will post about it soon. I changed the background on my blog. Check it out and tell me what you think. It's got a little bling on it :).

Wilma NC said...

Good job!! Love the colors.

Cindy said...

Your quilting looks perfect! Love the little quilt!

Alexis said...

It's so pretty! I love that type of quilting. You did a fantastic job!

Busy As Can Be said...

Yor partner is going to love it! It looks great!

Roxanne said...

Very nice quilting job.

Karen said...

It looks great! Well done for taking the plunge and just doing it, I love the rainbow back too :o)

Elle said...

I really love the quilting on this!

Related Posts with Thumbnails